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ARIANESPACE’S SIXTH ARIANE 5 FOR LAUNCH IN 2009 RECEIVES ITS FIRST OF TWO SATELLITE PAYLOADS

20 Oct 2009, 00:00 UTC
ARIANESPACE’S SIXTH ARIANE 5 FOR LAUNCH IN 2009 RECEIVES ITS FIRST OF TWO SATELLITE PAYLOADS

The THOR 6 spacecraft for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has been installed as the lower payload on Ariane 5, moving preparations for Arianespace's sixth mission of 2009 into their final phase. This launch is scheduled for an October 29 evening liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, and also will carry SES WORLD SKIES' NSS-12 telecommunications relay platform on another of Ariane 5's trademark dual-payload flights.

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